Rio Hondo Fire Academy

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Firefighter-I Basic Fire Academy


FireFighter-1 Academy:

The Rio Hondo College Fire Academy is a 14 week (Monday-Friday) program, which meets the California State Fire Marshal Requirements for Firefighter-1.

Students receive training on:

Fire Service Organization

Fire Service Personal Protective Equipment

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

Fire Service Communications

Incident Command System

Fire Service Tools

Fire Extinguishers

Hose Evolutions

Ladder Evolutions

Ropes & Knots

Salvage & Overhaul

Search and Rescue


Forcible Entry

Fire Behavior/Live Fire Training

Wildland Firefighting

Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction 

Vehicle Extrication (FSTEP Certification)

Confined Space Awareness (FSTEP Certification)

Firefighter Survival (FSTEP Certification)

Rapid Intervention Operations (FSTEP Certification)

Low Angle Rope Rescue (FSTEP Certification)

Rescue Systems-1 (FSTEP Certification)

Cadet Spencer Nail became a firefighter after being rescued by one as a child

Fox Sports West - Published Feb. 18, 2018

An off-duty firefighter helped bring Spencer's life back to him after a car accident. This traumatic event helped shape Spencer into the man he is today. Because of his experience, he became a firefighter and wanted to follow in his hero's footsteps. The two shared a special evening at an Anaheim Ducks game.